Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Sun Butter Cups and other Paleo Christmas Treats!

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Sun Butter Cups and other Paleo Christmas Treats!

When I was little, I wanted to give gifts to family members at Christmas time.  We didn’t have a ton of money growing up so instead fo my parents handing me money to buy gifts my mom taught me the joy of gifting baked goods!

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We would spend days before Christmas baking then package them all into boxes, tins or on plates and gift them.  Since then I can’t remember a year that I haven’t been in the kitchen the days leading up to Christmas pouring, mixing, measuring and baking!  I love it!

Since I’ve changed my eating habits over the past few years, my baking has changed as well.  I still enjoy sharing yummy goodies with others I just try to keep them Paleo friendly so I can taste them too 🙂  Plus, it’s a bit healthier to share grain-free, sugar-free and often times dairy-free treats!

In case you’re looking for some healthier treat options for others or just for yourself, I’ve put together a list of recipes I’m planning to make.

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Christmas Eve Box and Teacher Gifts

Christmas Eve Box and Teacher Gifts

First off thank you all so much for the kind comments on Tuesday’s post.  It’s not alway easy being so open and honest about my health issues but it helps to think that someone out there could relate and my experiences could possibly help them 🙂

On that note, I actually just got back some testing that I had done a few days ago on some of my hormone levels.  It looks like things are much better!  My THS is now in normal range and my FreeT3 is increasing which is great!  I’m feeling better too so that’s a plus.   I’ll keep you posted as I continue on my healing journey 🙂

Switching gears now today I thought I’d share a few fun holiday gifts we put together recently.

My best friend and I used to exchange gifts every year for Christmas.  I remember when we were little we used to do 12 days of Christmas gifts and get each other something little for each day.  As we got older and moved further away, we mailed each a something each year but once we had kids we decided to just do gifts for them.  Since we don’t live close, we thought it would be fun to do something special that our kids would remember each year and identify us with.   So the past few years we’ve been putting together Christmas Eve boxes!

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Be a COVERGIRL with Rent the Runway for New Years Eve!

Be a COVERGIRL with Rent the Runway for New Years Eve!

I’ve never been a huge lipstick person.

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Christmas Storms

Christmas Storms

Evidently we are bracing for the storm of the century around here!

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WIAW – My Coconut Kitchen Giveaway!

WIAW – My Coconut Kitchen Giveaway!

This month is going to go by way to fast.  I’m really trying to enjoy the most of it since like many others, I absolutely LOVE Christmas time!

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Marvelous Thanksgivings!

Marvelous Thanksgivings!

Yep, you heard me right, Thanksgivings!

We always have more than one as I’m sure some of you do as well.  We actually had three this year starting with our Friendsgiving a few weekends ago.  Then we hosted Thanksgiving at our house with my MIL, SIL’s and mom.  The following day we drove three hours north to my moms for another turkey dinner with more family!  It’s always fun but exhausting!  Which is part of the reason today’s MIMM is a post with just a few words.  I’m too tired to type!  Ha!

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How to Host a Stress-Free Party

How to Host a Stress-Free Party

I love to throw parties and while I’m no Martha Stewart or any of the amazing party planners you see  all over Pinterest, I feel like I’m known to host a pretty decent shin dig.  At least it seems that way 🙂  What’s helped is that over the years I’ve learned that when I plan a party I have to start prepping for it at least a week in advance.  Well, actually I start planning more than a week ahead but that’s just my OCD 😉  It definitely helps to eleviate some of the day of stress to have as much done as possible before the day.   Since some of you may be hosting Thanksgiving at your house this week I thought I’d share a few tips to hosting a stress-free party.

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Marvelous Friendsgiving!

Marvelous Friendsgiving!

Hi friends!

I’ve been experiencing technical difficulties with my website which is never much fun.  After a long few hours last night chatting with Blue Host the problem is still not solved.  Unfortunately it looks to be internet related so I’ll have to tackle that today.  Luckily I had most of this post finished and hopefully you can still see it on your end!

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Paleo Thanksgiving Roundup

Paleo Thanksgiving Roundup

Who’s ready for Thanksgiving???  I’m getting there… I have everything planned out for our Friendsgiviving this weekend and the menu just about finished for Thanksgiving.  Now I just have to decide what to bring to my family’s Thanksgiving.  OH and find time to prepare everything.  That would help.  In case you haven’t decided what you’re going to make for the big day, I’ve put together a roundup of Paleo friendly Thanksgiving ideas.

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Preschool Boy Gift Ideas and Duracell Batteries

Preschool Boy Gift Ideas and Duracell Batteries

This year The Love Nugget wants EVERYTHING for Christmas.  At Target browsing the toy aisle, “Maybe santa will bring me this transformer and these legos and these Paw Patrol toys and this book and… and… and.”  We popped into a thrift shop the other day to look for a silver serving tray and he found an old toy tractor and insisted on asking Santa for it while.  He’s even starting to catch on that Santa is watching and he needs to be on his best behavior if he wants him to come to our house.  Gotta love the Holiday season!

Anyway, as he’s been listing off all he wants this year I’ve been making mental notes and a little list for the Grandparents.  Since in my opinion boys tend to be harder to shop for I thought I’d share a few gift ideas for pre-school age boys!

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